18 U.S.C. § 704 : US Code - Section 704: Military medals or decorations
Search 18 U.S.C. § 704 : US Code - Section 704: Military medals or decorations
(a) In General. - Whoever knowingly wears, manufactures, or sells
any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces
of the United States, or any of the service medals or badges
awarded to the members of such forces, or the ribbon, button, or
rosette of any such badge, decoration or medal, or any colorable
imitation thereof, except when authorized under regulations made
pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than six months, or both.
(b) Congressional Medal of Honor. -
(1) In general. - If a decoration or medal involved in an
offense under subsection (a) is a Congressional Medal of Honor,
in lieu of the punishment provided in that subsection, the
offender shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more
than 1 year, or both.
(2) Definitions. - (A) As used in subsection (a) with respect
to a Congressional Medal of Honor, "sells" includes trades,
barters, or exchanges for anything of value.
(B) As used in this subsection, "Congressional Medal of Honor"
(i) a medal of honor awarded under section 3741, 6241, or
8741 of title 10 or section 491 of title 14;
(ii) a duplicate medal of honor issued under section 3754,
6256, or 8754 of title 10 or section 504 of title 14; or
(iii) a replacement of a medal of honor provided under
section 3747, 6253, or 8747 of title 10 or section 501 of title
Uniform of friendly nation
Emblems, insignia, and names
Badge or medal of veterans' organizations